The 5 rules of embracing Le Sape The hot and sticky streets of Brazzaville, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is known for a multitude of reasons. The 2014 Mercer Survey ranked the largest city in the DRC as the worst place to live within Africa and the Middle East. The United Nations have positioned it last or second last when considering its living standards, including life expectancy and education. There are also countless incidences of political and press freedom restrictions, torture, disappearances and the ill-treatment of civilians by security forces. And while these, along with the increasingly high cost of living in post-war Brazzaville, remain a mark on the city’s reputation, so too does the vibrant burst of color draped over ...Read More »
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